The forecast came with a tropical storm warning. It was humid in the gloom and 8 HIMs showed in spite of what could be questionable conditions. Whether those conditions were inflicted by mother nature or the Q remains to be seen…
YHC came in hot to the AO (snooze is my enemy) and handed out a NEW route map to the attendees. A description of the route was given along with the map but was followed by ugly faces, head shaking and questions. These started to be addresses but Roscoe said there was no time for conversation and started on his way. We all followed.
The route is pretty flat and has sidewalks the entire way except for about 100 yards on Lowell-Bethesda. YHC believes this will become another staple in the variety of route options for the Pub, the region’s premier running AO.
Probably the best part of this morning’s workout was the musical accompaniment to keep the PAX engaged throughout our new route. It was a rain/storm/hurricane themed playlist today including:
- Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
- Blame It On The Rain – Milli Vanilli
- Thunderstruck – AC/DC
- Here Comes The Rain Again – Eurythmics
- Like A Hurricane – Neil Young
- Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions
- Ridin’ The Storm Out – REO Speedwagon
- Who’ll Stop The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
- The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
There were plenty of other relevant song options for the playlist that probably should have been chosen but we’ll get to them another day. It didn’t even rain either so maybe it should have been a more general selection anyway.
The PAX got a little separated due to different paces but we kept it together enough to all make it back to the start. Of course, after the run there was douchey complaining about the route and apparently about half of the PAX came across some mud during the run. YHC wasn’t one of those and isn’t sure what happened with you guys but I take the blame for getting you dirty just the same.
Thanks for the opportunity to lead. AYE!
Announcements: PT test November 14th, Austin, TX races Valentine’s Day weekend (message YHC if you’re interested)
Prayer Requests: Breaker Breaker’s Aunt Judy, SA’s daughter, Catamount is struggling with Ramsey-Hunt Syndrome, Roscoe’s friend Billy Simmons